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Gary Stromberg co-founded GIBSON & STROMBERG, a large and influential public relations firm of the sixties and seventies. The company represented such luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Muhammad Ali, Barbra Streisand, Boyz II Men, Ray Charles, The Doors, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash. He also spent time in the film business where he co-produced the motion pictures Car Wash (Universal Studios) and The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (Lorimar/United Artists). He’s also written three books, The Harder They Fall (Hazelden Publishing) and Feeding the Fame (Hazelden) and a third book for McGraw-Hill Publishing, entitled Second Chances. He’s currently writing a fourth book, She’s Come Undone. He currently runs The BLACKBIRD Group, a small public relations firm in Marina del Rey, California.

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use? 
A. Yes … DOC shifted through the years. Heroin was my LAST DOC. I stopped in 1982    

Q. At which of the schools you attended did you learn the most?
A.  Hard Knocks U.   

Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born? 
A.  Made, of course. How else can you explain Lincoln, MLK, Obama etc.   

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